Publish Your Data Easily with CKAN!

Are you looking for a powerful data management system for data publishing? Interested in using CKAN as your open data repository? Whether you're working for a small organisation, a large enterprise, or a Government agency, the team at Link Digital can help to deliver exceptional end-to-end services surrounding data publishing on CKAN.

What is CKAN?

CKAN is a powerful open source data management system that makes data easily accessible.

It is a tool for making open data websites similar to other content management systems like WordPress – but for data , instead of pages and blog posts.

CKAN helps you manage and publish collections of data and is used by national and local governments, research institutions, and other organisations who collect a lot of data.


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CKAN's Action API is a powerful, RPC-style API that exposes all of CKAN's core features to API clients.


CKAN's data previewing tool has a host of powerful features for previewing data stored in the DataStore.


The CKAN DataStore extension provides an ad hoc database for storage of structured data from CKAN resources.

Publish & Manage Data

An intuitive web interface allows publishers and curators to easily register, update and refine datasets..


Extensions provide advanced geospatial features, covering data preview, search, and discovery. Ability to preview where structured data with location information is.

Search & Discovery

CKAN provides a rich search experience which allows for quick 'Google-style' keyword search as well as faceting by tags and browsing between related datasets.


A CKAN portal provides a rich set of metadata for each dataset.


FileStore allows users to upload data and image files.

Why Choose Link Digital

Over the past 17 years, Link Digital has had a solid track record of success in the field of open data. Staffed by CKAN experts in Europe and Australia, we provide managed CKAN hosting, support, extension development and theming to clients globally. Today, we are recognised as one of the CKAN Stewards by the Open Knowledge Foundation. Aside from CKAN, we also provide a wide range of expertise including:

Amazon Web Services

We provide managed hosting, support and cloud architecture services to the non-profit, Government and education sectors and are recognised via the Public Sector and Open Data partner programs.

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Drupal & GovCMS

We develop digital experiences, services and dashboards with a strong emphasis on supporting content authors and end users. We currently leverage our 17 years of experience in Drupal based projects.

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GitHub Enterprise

We provide managed version control/source control solutions which combine the power and flexibility of GitHub with the security, administration, and control organisations need. With GitHub Enterprise, you can foster greater transparency and collaboration amongst developers and allow seamless integration of third party tools - all without compromising security practices.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, it is 'white-label' software as smooth integration is important for many users. The standard recommendation is for side-by-side integration. Extensions for Drupal and WordPress integration also exist, and the API makes it straightforward to add support for other CMS's and third-party catalogues.
We apply security patches as they are released. Major release updates are done on clients' request, however, we do proactively suggest these where they provide benefits for our clients.
CKAN is open source, free software. This means that you can use it without any license fees but more importantly when you choose CKAN for your catalogue, you are also ensuring that you retain all rights to the data and metadata you enter. This allows you the freedom to move it elsewhere or manipulate it with your own tools without restriction